Tuesday, March 10, 2009

In addition to screwing Derrick Gillenwater, did Kevin Barron smuggle drugs into the Walpole Prison? Norfolk Case No. 2008-350.

Note: Status Conference set for April 2, 2009.
There's Attorney Barron now, and as an infant, in the doctor's hands. In this post I asked what his problem is in taking care of the ineffective assistance of counsel he afforded to Derrick Gillenwater. But now I wonder how this case ever turned up for Attorney Barron.

By Martin Finucane, Globe Staff

A 46-year-old lawyer is facing several drug charges after he was allegedly found with packets of heroin as he was about to visit clients in the state prison in Walpole.

Kevin L. Barron was being searched by corrections officers at about 5 p.m. yesterday before entering MCI-Cedar Junction when the officers found "small packets of a powdery substance" that turned out to be heroin, said Norfolk district attorney's spokesman David Traub.

Barron pleaded not guilty today at his arraignment in Wrentham District Court to charges of delivering drugs to a prisoner, possession of a Class A substance, and possession with intent to distribute a Class A substance.....

......Judge Warren Powers also ordered Barron to stay away from the state prisons. But Weinstein said he would seek to have that order modified "because he's a good lawyer and how else can he effectively represent his clients if he can't meet with them?"
.....Survey says, he can't effectively represent his clients in the first damn place, at least not Derrick Gillenwater, and that's a FACT.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog story.

Perhaps Mr. Gillenwater should request leave of court to inquire about the status of that case and any other alleged or proved crimes of moral turpitude, deceit or dishonesty. Or perhaps Attorney Barron and his insurance carrier should just Man Up and pay the fare for ineffective assistance of counsel, instead of getting these morally bankrupt judges to come hither.


opencourts said...

Some lawyers get too big for their britches; fancy themselves invincible.

Let this blog be a painful reminder to them that pride and myopia come before a fall.

-Boston Bob

opencourts said...

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Being convicted for a drug crime in Massachusetts is a very serious offense. The ramifications on a convicted person’s life—even after spending time in prison and paying any imposed fines—can be extremely harsh. A person convicted of a drug crime may have a hard time getting a job, getting into college, obtaining financial aid, joining the U.S. armed forces, or becoming a U.S. citizen. A drug conviction can even lead to loss of driving privileges or deportation. An attorney who is convicted of a drug crime may have his or her license to practice law suspended.